5TH GRADE MATH ASSISTANT, ISAAC DICKSON ELEMENTARY
Enthusiastic, experienced educator with superb leadership and communication skills. Easily cultivates trusting and productive relationships with students, parents, teachers and administration. More than six years of teaching experience at four different institutions within Asheville City Schools. Multiple years of experience with grade levels K-5, and 9-12. Excellent interpersonal, multitasking, public speaking, and organizational skills. Personable teacher's assistant experienced in motivating students to achieve and exceed their academic and personal goals. Extensive knowledge of standardized testing and Common Core curriculum requirements. Specializes in creating a learning environment which helps students link abstract lessons to concrete real-world situations.
First Aid and CPR Certified.
Active listening skills.
Seasoned in conflict resolution.
Excellent classroom management ability.
Experience working with special needs students, particularly those on the autism spectrum.
Clear public speaking skills.
SMART Board familiarity.
Calm under pressure.
Promoted to Bright IDEAS Staff Coordinator in 2014, which made me responsible for the handling, distribution, and security of confidential medical and contact information. I am the chief liaison between parents and school personnel, necessitating the ability to facilitate effective communication between parents, students, and staff to improve the educational experience of the program.
5th Grade Math Assistant, Isaac Dickson Elementary01/2016 － CurrentYTL Training ProgramAsheville, NC
Responsible for facilitating math tutoring groups of fifth-graders, including homework review, reinforcing problem-solving skills, addressing problem behavior, working alongside students one-on-one, and preparing for standardized assessments.
Set and communicated ground rules for the classroom based on respect and personal responsibility.
Independently managed classrooms of up to 30 students during the absence of assigned teachers.
Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks.
Assisted in the creation of lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards.
Helped facilitate and lead district-wide professional development training for afterschool math tutors to better understand and apply Common Core math standards and curriculum.
Bright IDEAS Staff Coordinator and Head Math Tutor01/2014 － CurrentIsaac Dickson ElementaryAsheville, NC
Responsible for ensuring the safety, security,
and positive academic and social development of a diverse group of approximately 200 elementary
school students (Kindergarten-5th grade).
Enforced and adhered to basic safety
protocols, planned pedagogically-relevant activities, enforced discipline, resolved conflicts, performed basic first-aid, and reinforced reading comprehension and
Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.
Promoted to Staff Coordinator in June 2014.
Responsible for facilitating periodic parent-teacher conferences to keep parents up-to-date on children's academic and social performance.
Took appropriate disciplinary measures when students misbehaved.
Collaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement.
AVID Tutor09/2010 － 12/2013Asheville High SchoolAsheville, NC
Led tutoring groups of grades 9-12 in a diverse field of subject matters, including History, Civics, English, Algebra, Chemistry, Biology, Earth and Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP History, and Spanish.
Communicated effectively with classroom teachers while implementing AVID's interdisciplinary curriculum based on collaborative learning, individualized attention, and an emphasis on the development of critical thinking skills.
Responsible for maintaining rigorous standards of conduct and dress in a professional public-school environment.
Mentored and assisted dozens of high school seniors in applying for universities, academic scholarships, and career programs.
Supervised the training of new tutors in AVID's methods and procedures for over two years, working in concert with UNC-Asheville's Education Department.
December 2013Bachelor of Arts:University of North Carolina - HistoryAsheville, NCGPA: GPA: 3.2
Commuter Student Senator - 2012
Coursework in Education
AViD Tutor09/2010 － 12/2013Asheville City SchoolsAsheville, NC
Bright IDEAS Staff Coordinator01/2014 － CurrentAsheville City SchoolsAsheville, NC
5th Grade Math Assistant01/2016 － CurrentYTL Training ProgramsAsheville, NC